I noticed everyone seems to be have a lil lag issues, there is a simple solution to fix it, takes 30 seconds.
Depending on your connection speed( www.speedtest.net ) and if your on an unlimited data connection you can simply move your clients bandwidth connection speed higher then the default, the client is conservative with bandwidth by default as it has to run on many different types of network speeds, many of us now have many Mbps dsl/cable connection nowdays so there isnt as much as a reason to be conservative with bandwidth usage. This is a simple trick to up the default upload/download speed with the server from 120bps to whatever you want. Test your connection at speedtest.net if your unsure of your speed. For example I have a 40Mbps download speed and 5 Mbps Upload with my DSL service therefore 120bps is using less then one percent of my total ISP bandwidth so with a simple change to the userpref file will bring my connection with Turbines servers more in line with my internet speed.
A file size of 15,000 bytes can also be expressed as *
120,000 .......... bits
15,000 .......... bytes
14.6484375 .. kilobytes
(informal notation: kilobyte = 1024 bytes)
Since your unlikely to be downloading anything large like a torrent while playing you should easliy be able to set it to atleast 10% of your internet speed, as this is just your client to Turbines server speed, I noticed that Turbine's server doesnt seem to send more then 3000bps or upload much more then 1500bps(I.E. maybe their bandwidth limits serverside?) this is more then enough to play LOTRO with Zero lag. Remember there is more then just the internet connection that creates lag too such as your graphics card and CPU and I/O from your hard drive, windows settings,ram, vram and power management features of your hardware also it is recommended to open a port and tell the client to go though that port as seen bellow as close ports can lead to packet loss. Don't worry so much about latency as this is an RPG and doesnt require low latency like an FPS game.
1. Close LOTRO make sure all LOTRO processes are closed
2. Open up Your Document i.e. yourwindowsusername>My Documents>Lord of the Rings Online
3. Open the "User Preferences" text file
4. Scroll til you find ConnectionSpeed= Now by default the max is 120.00 bps that is due to the enigine being old(LOTRO Enigine is the same as AC which came out in 1999 when everyone had dial up.
5. Change the number to a higher one for example 5000.00 would be 5KBps as mostly everyone has cable/DSL with Mbps nowdays
((NOTE: You ALWAYS need to put the .00 behind the bps speed or the client will just go back to auto Example: ConnectionSpeed=5000.00 ))
6.Save and close
As you can now see under Setting>Troubleshoot>Connectio n Speed it now shows custom.
Also if you have any ports open place the open port UDP/TCP in UserSpecifiedPort= option on user pref right below the speed, enjoy!
Before: 120bps UP/120bps down
You can monitor your clients bandwidth usage with Windows Resource monitor Start>Accessories>System Tools>Resource Monitor or just Ctrl+Alt+Del>Task manager>Performance tab>Resource Monitor
Under the network tab: The log in client(TurbineLauncher.exe) and Lordoftheringonline.exe will be the game after login
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